Faux Heroes – Ideas for each level hero (Transcript from images in italics)
The thief – Whispering Penely
A roguish character who robs from “the man” because he can afford to lose money irregardless if the robbery ultimately hurts people who are not “The Man”.
Lipvig“Do you understand what I’m saying?”
shouted Moist. “You can’t just go around killing people!”
Mr Pump:”Why Not? You Do.” The golem lowered his arm.
Lipvig”What?” snapped Moist. “I do not! Who told you that?”
Mr Pump:”I Worked It Out. You Have Killed Two Point Three Three Eight People,” said the golem calmly.
Lipvig”I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr Pump. I may be–– all the things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!”
Mr Pump: “No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr Lipvig. You Have Ruined Businesses And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Do Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Bread From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr Lipvig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game.”
― Terry Pratchett,
The vengeful Lord
A noble who is bankrupted by the Overlords actions.
In order to further his own goals, generally closer to having a legitimate reason to fight the overlord and is better equipped than the rest of the Faux Heroes.
Reference towards medieval, Roman and high fantasy nobles for his look, Clothes are more practical than others but not quite the Armour of a soldier or knight tending towards more light ceremonial pieces than practical defense.
The True hero
The chosen one Destined to destroy evil.
The Throne room
- Places for Advisors to stand
- Decorative furnishings
The Evil Overlord
The archetype of most fantasy and science fiction villains that is in control of a World/Nation/People through generally immoral ways.
The more successful tend towards a lawful evil morality, using totalitarian methods to ensure their rule.
These would be your Saurons and emperor Palpatine types, usually working through means such as mind control, fear, mind control as well as similar methods of domination.
They manage to maintain control of an empire through this and use that to crush any opposition to their rule.
While my game will allow the player to act in such an unambiguously evil way doing so openly will attract the attention of the True Hero before last level and the player can only gain enough power at the end level to defeat the True Hero.
Main Character/ Player Character.
Name: Cavil Lestade.
Often Clothed in regal clothes of the nobility.
Yet since the games second stage revolves around combat between the villainous player character and the stages Faux Hero a look of battle readiness will be just as important to make narrative sense.
Helmet, Armour and sword are necessary .
Quick thumbnails to help guide content creation and design.